Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Secret of Successful Work - Andrew Murray

The secret of successful work is to give away daily what we ourselves are receiving from God.

Taken from the book The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray 1828-1917

Monday, December 30, 2013

There is no danger so terrible - William Perkins

The consideration of God's special providence should teach you to think of the presence of God as all-seeing and all-knowing, to seek his help, and also to believe that you are helped in all things, and finally that there is no danger so terrible but he is able and willing to deliver you from it, when it is fit.


Taken from the book The Art of Prophesying by William Perkins 1592


Friday, December 27, 2013

Scripture Reading Is Our Spiritual Mealtime - Charles Spurgeon

Scripture reading is our spiritual mealtime. Sound the gong and call in every faculty to the Lord's own table to feast upon the precious meat which is now to be partaken of; or, rather, ring the church bell as for worship, for the studying of the Holy Scripture ought to be as solemn a deed as when we sing the hymns upon the Sabbath day in the courts of Lord's house.

Taken from the book Council for Christian Workers by Charles Spurgeon  1834-1892




Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our Faith Would Faint Were It Not - Ralph Venning

We would faint, or falter, if we did not believe (Psa. 27:13), and faltering would prove our strength of faith to be very small (Prov. 24:10). But our faith would faint were it not upheld and quickened by the Word of God.

Taken from the book Learning in Christ's School by Ralph Venning 1675


Monday, December 23, 2013

The Holy Spirit Brings Clear Evident Conviction - Richard Sibbes

Where the Spirit of Christ is it also convinces (John 16:8). That is, it brings clear evident conviction with it, that the truth of God is the truth of God.
Taken from the book Glorious Freedom by Richard Sibbes 1639

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I believe Jesus of Nazareth sooner than - DL Moody

I believe Jesus of Nazareth sooner than those unbelievers who say you do not need to be born again.
Taken from the book The Way to God by DL Moody 1837-1899

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Read the scripture as - Thomas Watson

Read the scripture, not only as history, but as a love letter from God.
Thomas Watson 1620-1686

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

No one can live without delight - Thomas Aquinas

No one can live without delight, and that is why a man deprived of spiritual joy goes over to carnal pleasure.
Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Heaven Is Won or Lost On Earth - Richard Baxter

The life to come depends upon this present life. As the life of adult age depends upon infancy, or the reward upon work; or the prize of racers or soldiers upon their running or fighting; or the merchant's gain upon his voyage. Heaven is won or lost on earth; the possession is there, but the preparation is here.

Taken from the book Dying Thoughts by Richard Baxter 1683



Friday, December 13, 2013

How Different It Would Be - Andrew Murray

How many have given only what they could never miss and what costs them little or no sacrifice. How different it would be if the full blessing of Pentecost began to flow in. How the hearts of men would burn with love for Jesus and, out of sheer joy, be impelled to give everything that He might be known as Savior and all might know His love.

Taken from the book Experiencing the Holy Spirit by Andrew Murray 1828-1917



Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Hymn Is Not Going Through - Charles Spurgeon

The very posture of some people indicates that they are going through the hymn, but the hymn is not going through their hearts.

Taken from the book Spurgeon on Praise Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Let Those Be Thy Choicest Companions - Thomas Brooks

Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion.

Taken from the book Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks: Selections from the Writings of Thomas Brooks - Thomas Brooks 1608-1680


Monday, December 9, 2013

This is Amazing - John Bunyan

What we have under consideration, is so much the more to be taken of; namely that a person so great, so high, so glorious, as this Jesus Christ was, should have love for us, that passes knowledge. It is common for equals to love, and for superiors to be beloved; but for the King of princes, for the Son of God, for Jesus Christ to love man thus: this is amazing, and that so much the more, for that man the object of this love, is so low, so mean, so vile, so undeserving, and so inconsiderable, as by the Scriptures, everywhere he is described to be.

Taken from the book All Loves Excelling by John Bunyan 1692



Thursday, December 5, 2013

If We Desire Our Faith to Be Strengthened - George Müller

If we, indeed, desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and, therefore, through the trial, be strengthened.
Taken from the book  Answers to Prayer by George Müller 1805-1898

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Especially When We Ask For The Sake Of Others - Andrew Murray

 He that has once learned to know the Father in prayer learns to pray confidently for others too. The Father gives the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him, especially when we ask for the sake of others.

Taken from the book Teach Me to Pray by Andrew Murray 1828-1917



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

When We Are Wrong - Peter Marshall

When we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.

Peter Marshall 1902-1949

Monday, December 2, 2013

It Is No Advantage To - Augustine

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
Augustine,  Bishop of Hippo 354-430